Open Ocean Regatta

  • Hosted By: Open Water Rowing Center

Race Day Details

Sunday, April 17, 2016

OWRC will be open at 6:30 am.  Arrive in time to unload and check in at registration to take care of waivers and any payments due..  

Mandatory Skippers Meeting -- 7:30 am

Launching follows immediately. Oars, water bottles and any other equipment must be on the dock BEFORE you take your boat down.  Make sure the 

Pt. Diablo          Course #1:         Start time 8:30 am

Strawberry        Course #2:         Start time 8:40 am

Downtown          Course #3:         Start time 8:50 am



You will be directed to the boat unloading area as you drive up to the marina entrance.  As soon as you have unloaded your shell (bring slings if you have them), you’ll be directed to a parking space.  Please allow plenty of time to drop off your boat, park off-site and check in.

Boat Numbers

Your number should be taped directly onto your boat’s hull (NOT THE DECK) with a dark colored vinyl tape.  Put the number on both sides of the bow as far forward as possible.  The numerals should be approximately 4” high, ½” wide and easy to read. Numbers are posted under "Heat Sheet/Draw" and will also be available at checkin 


Every race participant must carry a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) .



OWRC has a 50’ dock for launching and plenty of volunteers to assist carrying shells to the dock. Since there will be quite a few boats launching, please do not carry your boat down to the dock unless your oars are already on the dock and you are ready to launch.  Leave your shells on slings until then. Long course racers will launch first.  Please follow the Dockmaster’s instructions. 

Traditional boats can launch from the beach or public boat ramps. 

If you plan to launch from the beach, let the dockmaster know at the skippers' meeting

After the race

Volunteers will help you carry your shell to your car or the boathouse.  If time and space allow, we’ll give your shell a quick wash down before you load it on your car or rack, if you wish.  The BBQ lunch will be held on the boardwalk in front of OWRC, starting at about 11:00.

OWRC will be open at 6:30 am on race morning.  We will start to launch shells about 7:45 am.  The start line is just over a mile from OWRC dock and it takes from 15 to 25 minutes to cover that distance.  Know your speed and plan to launch early enough so that you will be at the start 10 minutes early.

We will not hold the race for latecomers.

Any questions? Call 415 332-1091 or email us at [email protected]

If conditions are unsafe the courses will be modified.


WARNING: Between Strawberry Point and the buoy off Spinnaker, watch for floating hazards and traffic.   When returning to the OWRC dock, please stay outside of the channel (on Belevedere side of channel markers) to avoid outbound traffic.